Kyoto Protocol

COP25 climate summit: what’s happened?

The real test will come next year in Glasgow, when countries have to make concrete commitments to reducing emissions

Climate change Bill needs to be strengthened

There appears to be no legal consequences for organs of state that fail to comply with the Bill

A futuristic look: global warming heats up the planet

We knew that 2017 was the year to put the brakes on activities that cause global warming, but we didn’t do enough – welcome to the future.

US, China agree on cooperation to tackle climate change

The world's top greenhouse gas emitters, China and the United States, have signed an agreement to work together to address climate change issues.

Russia won’t cut emissions under extended Kyoto climate pact

Russia has confirmed it will not make cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from 2013 under the UN's Kyoto Protocol, joining Canada and Japan.

Race on to secure life after Kyoto

Concerned countries want a new phase of the protocol to kick in immediately after it expires, writes Fiona Macleod.

Diplomats win, but climate loses

Crucial issues were not resolved, leaving much committee work before Rio+20 and COP18.

A dummy’s guide: Making sense of COP17

COP17 has come and gone, leaving many South Africans still scratching their heads about what it all meant. You have questions, we have answers.

Canada pulls out of Kyoto Protocol

Canada has withdrawn from the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, saying the accord did not represent the way forward for the country or the world.

COP17: Team SA an ‘outstanding success’

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has hailed South Africa's role at COP17 as an "outstanding success".

Climate change group charting universal agreement

According to the presidency of COP17, an ad hoc group will now work towards charting a new universal legal agreement on climate change.

Landmark roadmap sets climate change course for 2015

After two and a half days of round-the-clock discussions at the end of COP17, global leaders have finally agreed on a course to fight climate change.

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Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it